The skills you develop at Codam, are not limited to one job or industry! Of course you learn to code, but more importantly: you learn how to learn! With learning to learn, we mean that throughout your studies at Codam, you develop skills to stay curious, to stay relevant and to build the confidence to try out any challenge coming your way. The sky is the limit! And exactly those skills you need for any future job. That means that because of the skills you develop at Codam, you can apply to any dream job you want!
At our sister school 42, there are already thousands of alumni. So based on that, we can already give you an idea of your possible future:
Below are examples of positions currently being held by former 42 students plus the average yearly salary according to glassdoor.com and on the yearly salaries by graduated 42 students.
This student started in 2013. During his journey through the curriculum he decided that he wanted to start his own company specialized in A.I. with his teammates and they have been successful ever since.This is part of the set of skills he decided to grow:
This student started in 2014. He knew from the start that he wanted to be a system engineer. He took every opportunity and project to work towards this goal. This is part of the set of skills he decided to grow:
This student started in 2014. He got hooked to cyber security after a conference organised by the school. He never looked back and worked towards becoming a security expert since then. And he did. This is part of the set of skills he decided to grow:
This student started in 2013. She discovered that she did not want to specialise and developed her skills more broadly. During her journey through the curriculum she found that she wanted to help others grow their own skills and turned her knowledge into becoming a professional instructor that is training teams within companies. This is part of the set of skills she decided to grow:
The curriculum exposes a set of 17 skills, which are both soft and hard skills,for instance: group and interpersonal experience, parallel computing, algorithms and A.I., ... When creating a new project, the education team will assign relevant skills to it. Upon completion you will earn experience points for these skills, allowing you to build experience towards a specific set of skills by selecting projects that you like.
The freedom of the curriculum gives everyone the opportunity to experience their unique journey towards building up their own skillset. Each student finishing the curriculum is therefore unique in comparison to each other. Plotting these skills on a graph for each student creates a digital print of their journey through the curriculum. Some of these digital prints can be similar to real world profiles, or potentially become something entirely new. It's up to you. Here you can see some examples of these digital prints from real alumni.
As you may have read, we are a pretty young school. Nevertheless we are part of the 42 network. We offer exactly the same curriculum and we also expect to show the same succes within 2-3 years as our sister schools have. For now we want to show you where an education of the 42 network can take you. Here you can see former 42 students that come from a diverse range of backgrounds and now all have a job in an environment they enjoy. Eventough these are not students from Amsterdam, we would still like to show you the possibilities and hopefully inspire you to take on the same challenge they took.
After a Bachelor's degree in Modern and Classical Letters, Hélène decided to turn to computer science. First, she enrolled in a Multimedia program and then in a Multimedia Project Management Master's degree while doing a training-program in parallel. Once, graduated she started to work for an e-commerce company. In 2015, she decided to make another bold move by joining 42. At a conference there, she met the Kapten CTO who offered her an internship. Hélène joined Kapten for what was supposed to be a 6-month internship in 2016 before being hired as a Full-stack developer. She currently works on transactions and fraud in the Payment Tribe, after having been part of an R&D team and the Supply tribe.
Before hearing about 42 I went to a public college for IT sciences. I kept waiting to learn about and do real things, but it never happened. I was simply bored with cold science, and knowledge that was just not in line with the needs of a modern developer's life and work. Then I saw 42's study program, which gave me no timeline, but just a comprehensive list of what 42 students had to realise at the time. I went to Paris immediately, I met amazing people and learned so much about life from them, and I worked with professionals on common projects, which helped through the transition to the work world. Now that I'm working, I continue to grow using the tools 42 gave me: quick and efficient learning, sociability and a general misunderstanding of the concept of "end of day".
I joined 42 after a year of med school. I realized I might have chosen the wrong branch when I was designing video games on my computer during classes instead of taking notes. I chose 42 instead of any other school because of the peer learning method. Before joining 42 I had always learned the most by trial and error on my own and using internet resources. I felt that having the freedom to learn what I thought was the most important would drive me more than attending mandatory classes. Three years later, I'm designing data processing pipelines and working on predictive models in the area of pharma research.
Hi! I'm Simon. I'm from Belgium and I work as an embedded software engineer. Do you have a high school diploma? I don't. I was passionate about drones but I could not pursue studies because I dropped out from school. Then I heard about 42. After the online test, I subscribed to the Piscine, which was so stimulating! Everyone was helping each other and sharing knowledge. I've done my internship in a robotics start-up. 42 enabled me to get my dream internship after only 9 months. Since then I graduated and I'm working for electronics companies.
After 9 years as a store manager for a French leather goods brand, I wasn't learning anymore and I started thinking about my professional path. I wanted change, challenge, and, why not, a whole new job. One evening, I saw a news report about 42. It clicked right away: this school was made for me, it was a perfect fit - no lecture, no professor, the students all help each other, you need team spirit and motivation. I successfully passed the test and Piscine. So I used my company training credits, to attend 42 full-time for a year. A year later, the same company offered me the position of IT project manager. I'm now in charge of the IT side of Le Tanneur's points of sale. 42 was a real opportunity to step up, it's tough but don't give up and you can reach your goals.
Codam is a key partner in the growing demand for software developers. As an online retailer we are always looking for developers who help us maintain a high availability of our software. Codam will help us find more high skilled developers that help us build and maintain Coolblue.
At Booking.com we thrive on constant experimentation to continuously innovate and improve what we do, cherishing a culture that's focused on achieving success together. Codam teaches students to learn through doing and solving problems in a peer-to-peer environment. It is therefore the perfect preparation for a successful job and career in tech.
Talented software engineers are invaluable in the fast-growing, rapidly-evolving digital economy. However, talent does not always walk the traditional academic path. Codam provides young people - of all backgrounds - with the skills and training to solve tomorrow’s tech challenges.
At The Next Closer we're always looking for tech talent. Our best programmers are optimizing our platform everyday to give the very best user experience possible. The better your core-product, the more successful your business will be. That's why I'm behind initiatives such as Codam. The more talent, the better. Our mission is to normalize the second hand market and inspire people to invest in quality. Without good tech it will take a long time to fulfill that mission.
Through Codam, students get ready for the jobs of tomorrow, whether that is starting their own company, working for startups, or working for bigger corporations. Moreover, Codam is doing everything to be inclusive to everyone: women and men. Jobs in technology are about coding, creativity, evolving, and sharing, these skills you will learn through Codam.
At Takeaway.com we need digital visionaries who can effectively deal with growth and rapidly changing circumstances. At Codam you don’t just learn the right skills, but also the right mindset, drive and creativity. Studying at Codam is about learning to solve hard problems. And that is exactly what we need at Takeaway.com.
There is a big need for developers and other roles in tech. This is noticable in many sectors. Almost every big company has a need and understand the influence Codam has in solving this issue. But don't take it from us. Read it yourself in the testimonials these companies gave and what their opinion is about Codam's education.
If you are curious about Codam and want to know more, we organise monthly open days also called Check-ins. During the Check-in, you get the chance to meet the team and get all the information needed. If you already did the test and passed, you have the opportunity to directly subscribe to the Selection Piscine during the Check-in!